Sonoma Coast Wine

 

The Sonoma Coast AVA is an extensive part of Sonoma County, California. It stretches between San Pablo Bay to Mendocino along the Pacific coast, east to the coastal ranges. The climate created by such close proximity to the Pacific Ocean is that of heavy rainfall, cool winds and heavy fog. Most of the vineyards are planted into the ridges, keeping them as far above the fogline as possible as well as maximizing their sun exposure. 
 
There are certain varietals that respond well to such conditions, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but the region is also known for its Rieslings and Syrah. 
 
The Fort Ross AVA is included within the Sonoma Coast. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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Varietals Produced in Sonoma Coast View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Sonoma Coast View all

  • The Lily

    The Lily Windmill is an authentic 16th Century design brick "ground-sail" mill. The five story f...

  • Peter Cellars

    Peter Cellars was started by Peter Mauel in 2003 based on a commitment to produce high quality wi...

  • Deburca Wines

    Dermot Bourke Winemaker & Proprietor Dermot was born in San Francisco and grew up in Larkspur wh...

  • Meeker Vineyard

    Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in 1977,...

  • Hirsch Vineyards and Winery

    Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific at Fort Ross, Sonoma County, Hirsch Vineyards is the b...

  • heintz

    Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the loc...

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Sonoma Coast on Snooth

  • Kirkland Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

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    Red fruit on the palate despite the 15.3 % abv with lots of acidity and a nice bit of tannins. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Imagery Sangiovese Sonoma County 2012

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    Very pretty garnet red color. Tart, cherry nose. Some cherry on entry but it is then muted. At first I thought this one lacked acid, but then it popped up. Fruitier than an Italian rendition but almost as acidic. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Jane's Vineyard 2013

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    Ripe cherry and cinnamon warmly reach out of the glass in this fruit forward and floral Pinot. Floral and smooth on the palate, with touches of cinnamon and clove, light red currant and cherry flavors, hints of herbs and a touch of licorice. The long finish is herbal and lightly oaked for a pleasant memory. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Schug Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013

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    Light peach and lemon aromas with a touch of baked apple and a creamy note that's a reminiscent of rice pudding. Rich and full in the mouth, with lemon, peach, orange blossom and green apple flavors, toast and vanilla and a finish that hints at more acidity and oak than is found on the attack. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by tiborselig


  • Ceritas Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

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    Dull red color with a fair amount of light coming through. Nose of red fruit but also some dusty earthiness. Initial flavors are of candied red fruitcherry or strawberry. That fades to a hint of minerality. Reasonable acid perks things up. Medium bodied. Fairly short finish. Actually, this is the kind of red wine that could easily be a s... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Hook and Ladder Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2011

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    First impression is blueberry pie. Some very nice acidity and red and black cherry coming through on the back end. Not overly complex but definitely a nice mid-week drinker. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2013

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    Good berry aromas. Not surprisingly, those blackberry flavors are easily detected on the tongue. Also some acidic black plum flavor. Then there is some earthiness or even close to a metallic hint mid-palate. Fortunately, that fades quickly. Seriously tannic. A big mouth-filling Zin. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma 2012

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    Gift from Gilmore's on 5/23/15. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013

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    Rough and tarry on the nose with waves of vanilla and black cherry, hints of rose petal and a bit of currant. Thin in the mouth, somehow lacking depth and still being quite easy drinking, there's a bit of spice on the finish accompanying dried fig, black cherry and cinnamon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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